Pollstar is reporting that when one of the most iconic festivals of the world returns in 2019, visitors won’t be allowed any plastic bottles on site:
Glastonbury has been encouraging its guests to leave plastic bottles at home and instead refill stainless steel bottles at the several hundred taps on the festival grounds. Festivalgoers could purchase such bottles or cups on site, too.
Now, festival organizer Emily Eavis told the UK Mirror, “our big mission for next year is banning plastic bottles. We’re in the middle of it at the moment.”
Vendors selling at the event are already using re-usable or compostable flatware and plates. The festival’s green policies can be viewed on its website. They encourage festivalgoers to take home what they bring, which includes tents.
Glastonbury published numbers that exemplify the vast amount of waste that is recycled after each edition. In 2014, the most current numbers available, 54 percent or 983 tons of the waste generated on site was recycled, which included 114 tons of composted organic waste, 400 tons of chipped wood, 23 tons of glass, 85 tons of cans and plastic bottles, 41 tons of cardboard, 162 tons of scrap metal, 11.2 tons of clothing, tents, sleeping bags, 0.264 tons of batteries, three tons of dense plastic, 0.25 tons plastic sheets.
Read the full story from Pollstar here.